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Professional Matte Prime

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ULTAMatte Prime
 
4.2

(based on 326 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (272)
  • Smooth (255)
  • Lightweight (242)
  • Long lasting (182)
  • Blends well (113)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (24)
  • Causes breakouts (14)
  • Doesn't stay on (13)
  • Heavy (10)
  • Irritates skin (9)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (214)
  • All skin types (127)
  • Going out (111)
  • Sensitive skin (67)
  • Travel (63)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (128), Classic style (118), Trendy style (61)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (142), Medium (137), Deep (31)

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5.0

Great product!

By Audrey

from South Texas

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Going Out

    Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

    I use this product for work days and going out on the town. It applies smoothly and blends well with other products. My sister and my mom use it as well since it is great on oily skin!

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    2.0

    Face Primer

    By Jenn

    from Huntington, WV

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Long Lasting
    • Natural Looking

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

      Love the product, but it dried my face out in places. I am used to using the high dollar face primers and wanted to try something a little bit less expensive.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      4.0

      Love this primer.

      By Sara

      from Harker Heights, Tx

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Easy To Take-off
      • Keeps My Face Oil Free
      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting
      • Smooth

      Cons

      • A Bit Pricy

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Going Out
      • Oily Skin

      Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

      I use primer on clean skin then apply oil free sun screen before applying makeup. Keeps my face oil free almost all day.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      4.0

      Great primer

      By Catlover

      from Austin, tx

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Long Lasting
      • Noncomedogenic
      • Smooth

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday
      • Going Out
      • Sensitive Skin
      • Travel

      Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

      Best primer I've used that cost less than $40. It goes on a little heavy at first but it dries a little bit and looks really good, but if you don't wait for it to dry it doesn't blend very well.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      Great product

      By Deb

      from Shawnee ok

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Easy To Take-off
      • Lightweight
      • Natural Looking
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

        I love this stuff! goes on smooth. gives foundation a smooth base. I even use it without foundation to have a smoother natural look when I don't feel like putting my full "face" on

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        Amazing

        By Blue

        from Kettering, OH

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Easy To Take-off
        • Good Pigmentation
        • Helps with oily skin
        • Lasts All Day
        • Lightweight
        • Long Lasting
        • Natural Looking
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday
          • Going Out
          • Oily Skin

          Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

          Works really well with how oily my skin on, and it lasts all day with my foundation.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Works well for controlling shine!

          By Gabby Love

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Trendy Style

          Pros

          • Extends makeup wear
          • Mattifies T Zone

          Cons

          • Can Be Easily Used Incorrectly

          Best Uses

          • Mattify Face

          Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

          The first few times I used this I was using waaaay too much product, so it didn't work out for me. My makeup was sliding off way faster and I looked twice as shiny!

          But then I learned how to use primers correctly. First off, all you need is a teeny tiny bit for it to work! I use a tiny amount and rub it between my fingers to thin it out, then apply to my oily areas. Also, I don't rub it on as if it was a moisturizer, I dab or press it in to the skin. And lastly, I let it sink in to my pores for a few minutes before applying foundation.

          This stuff is a real life saver for me, i even prefer it over the too faced primed and poreles primer.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          4.0

          Love it

          By Gracie

          from Alexandria, Louisiana

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

                Very smooth. Great primer!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                3.0

                Great for Special events, but doesn't hold for a full day

                By Mercadeiz

                from Houston, TX

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Can Use Without Makeup
                • Fills pores
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Doesn't Stay On

                Best Uses

                • Going Out

                Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

                I really like this primer. It makes my skin feel super smooth and really fills in pores to make foundation and concealer glide on smooth. The salicylic acid helps to keep breakouts down very well; I've found myself using it without makeup sometimes. The only caveat to this product is that the shine free greatness doesn't last very long. It was great for a wedding ceremony and taking pictures afterwards, but on a regular day I'm shiny right after lunch time. I'll continue to keep this product on hand for special events and to use on those days where I need a little more than Oxy for a pesky breakout, but I will probably need something longer lasting for all day coverage.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Deep
                 
                2.0

                meh

                By Deedlit118

                from Knoxville, TN

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Easy To Take-off
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Doesn't Stay On
                • Ineffective

                Best Uses

                  Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

                  I have an oily T-zone and thought this would be perfect to help keep my foundation in place. Sadly, it did absolutely nothing to help keep my skin matte. Within a few hours, my skin was just as oily as if I had not done anything to it. I'm am still on the search for the perfect primer for oily skin.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair

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                  • Q:

                    Is this primer okay for sensitive skin? Does it have a fragrance?
                    Asked on 6/25/2015 by Laura from Orlando, FL

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      This product is fragrance-free and formulated for all skin types. It is oil-free, paraben-free, and noncomedogenic (non-pore clogging). It is formulated with an active ingredient: salicylic acid. If you are sensitive to salicylic acid, we would not recommend this product for you. A better option for those who are sensitive to salicylic acid would be the Flawless Prime, which is also paraben-free, fragrance-free and noncomedogenic and formulated without salicylic acid. Flawless Prime features a neutralizing green tint that helps to cancel out redness, ideal for sensitive skin that is prone to redness:
                      http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod2570089

                      Answered on 6/25/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                  • Q:

                    Does this primer reduce the appearance of large pores?
                    Asked on 6/6/2015 by DeeDee from Phoenix, AZ

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, this primer features a silicone base that "fills in" fine lines and pores to lessen their appearance for a silky smooth finish.

                      Answered on 6/8/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                  • Q:

                    How is this product different from the Fabulous Face Foundation Primer (FFFP)? Does it offer the same amount of coverage as the FFFP?
                    Asked on 5/22/2015 by CGSpring

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      ULTA Matte Prime is oil-free and formulated with 1.5% salicylic acid to keep skin clear of blemishes. It also features mattifying powders to reduce shine for a lasting matte finish.

                      Both Matte Prime and Fabulous Face Foundation Primer (Item #: 2231749) are paraben-free, help to extend the wear of foundation, ensure smooth and even application of your foundation, and both dry invisibly (no coverage).

                      Answered on 5/27/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                  • Q:

                    is this product water proof?
                    Asked on 4/5/2015 by hails from chandler az

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      We do not claim that this product is waterproof, though it does feature a long wearing formula and helps to extend the wear of your foundation.

                      Answered on 4/7/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    I have very oily skin will this help the oil to stop and not make my face look oily?
                    Asked on 3/14/2015 by nat from US

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      The salicylic acid and mattifying powders within Matte Prime's formula will help to keep your skin shine-free and to prevent breakouts and pore congestion.

                      Answered on 3/17/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    The previous Ulta primer was awesome, except for the pump. Is this the same primer just in a different container?
                    Asked on 12/6/2014 by JPPMom from Apex, NC

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, exactly! Matte Prime is the same exact formula in updated packaging.

                      Answered on 12/9/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Can I use both this primer and the ulta bb cream together? Would that be better or should I just use one, and if yes which one primer or bb cream?
                    Asked on 11/21/2014 by Fany from Turlock, California

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Because BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20 provides priming benefits, you may wish to use it alone rather than layer it over a primer; however, if you have especially oily or blemish-prone skin, you can certainly layer Matte Prime underneath BB Cream to help keep skin mattified and shine-free, since Matte Prime is formulated with salicylic acid to treat acne and balance oil production.

                      Answered on 11/24/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    is this primer non-comedogenic?
                    Asked on 10/20/2014 by Ashe from US

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, this primer is noncomedogenic, meaning that it won't clog pores or cause breakouts. It works wonderfully for all skin types, especially oily and/or acne-prone skin!

                      Answered on 10/22/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Should I use this primer before or after concealer?
                    Asked on 10/12/2014 by Shawnda from United States

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Apply Matte Prime before applying concealer.

                      Answered on 10/13/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    I have extremely oily skin and find that primers with silica in them tend to separate and make my skin even oilier. Will this primer do that on my skin?
                    Asked on 10/7/2014 by Blue Queen from Bowling Green, KY

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      No, this primer is ideal for oily/very oily skin that is prone to breakouts, and it should not separate on your skin. Apply just a pea-sized amount to your entire face for best results. The salicylic acid and mattifying powders will help to keep your skin shine-free and to prevent breakouts and pore congestion.

                      Answered on 10/8/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Are any Ulta brand cosmetics tested on animals or use animal ingredients?
                    Asked on 9/29/2014 by TE

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      ULTA brand products are never tested on animals. We do not claim that ULTA brand products are vegan, as some may contain animal-derived ingredients such as carmine. ULTA Matte Prime is not formulated with any animal-derived ingredients.

                      Answered on 9/30/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Is this primer gluten free?
                    Asked on 8/12/2014 by Aliyah

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, Matte Prime is gluten-free!

                      Answered on 8/19/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Do you put this on after day cream?
                    Thank you.
                    Asked on 8/3/2014 by Jane from Greer, SC

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, apply this primer after your moisturizer and before your foundation for best results.

                      Answered on 8/4/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    It is a good product for combination skin?
                    Asked on 5/4/2014 by Kris

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      This product contains 1.5% Salicylic Acid, so if you're dry in some areas, we'd recommend applying a lightweight moisturizer underneath this product to further help balance your skin.

                      Answered on 5/5/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    full ingredient list please
                    Asked on 4/23/2014 by AimeeAz

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      This product contains: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Crosspolymer, Silica, C12-15 Allky Benzoate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethiconol, Salicyclic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, PPG-26-Butheth-26, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polysorbate 80, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Leaf/Stem Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Allantoin, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Bioflavonoids. May Contain: Mica CI 77019, Titanium Dioxide CI 77891.

                      Answered on 5/8/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    What color primer is the ulta matte prime? I have oily skin and also redness. I have found that the green colored primers cover my complextion the best; so I am hoping that this is green!
                    Asked on 4/9/2014 by Beauty mommy from Parkville, MD

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      This product is a milky translucent color that applies and dries invisibly. It is suitable for use for all skin tones. It is not color correcting, but it provides a beautiful matte finish.

                      For redness correcting, we recommend ULTA Flawless Prime (Item #: 2220412), which features a green tint to neutralize redness and even skin tone:
                      http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod2570089

                      Answered on 4/11/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    How much salicylic acid is in this? Just wondering what % of it is salicylic acid. ANything over 2.0% makes me dry as heck!
                    Asked on 3/17/2014 by zoestrycharz

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      This product contains 1.5% Salicylic Acid.

                      Answered on 4/1/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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